WORKING TOWARDS FOUR POINTS OF PERFECTION
Education, Spirituality, Leadership, and Well-Being are the National Objectives for SISTUHS, Inc and the basis of the Four Points of Perfection. The Four Points of Perfection is designed to have a holistic impact on people of color in the community; by providing moral and educational guidance, promoting spiritual growth, persisting on the development local leadership, and presenting a positive image of African-American Women and anything that positively enhances the survival and well-being of African-American Women.
PROVIDING MORAL AND EDUCATIONAL GUIDANCE
HerStory: A Cultural Celebration
To start of the new year, the Metro-Atlanta Professional Chapter of SISTUHS, Inc. produced their first HerStory production showcasing black holiday traditions and the experience of African-American women through poetry, music, dancing, storytelling and more! The event highlighted traditional Christmas celebrations, Kwanzaa, and the Bahamian traditions of Junkanoo. Members of the chapter shared the importance of the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa and the history or Junkanoo. A special performance of Hey Black Child was delivered by the daughters, niece, and god-daughter of MAP members.
PROMOTING SPIRITUAL GROWTH
Georgia Regional Women's Retreat
On May 15, 2021, members of the Georgia Region of SISTUHS, Inc. held their 1st annual Women’s Retreat. The retreat was designed to promote spiritual growth, while creating an opportunity for members to engage, bond, and build lasting relationships. Members of the Greater Augusta Professional, Kennesaw State University, and Metro-Atlanta Professional chapter collaborated to plan an amazing event. The goal of the program was to strengthen the bonds and relationships within the chapters, build members professionally, and to hone in on the importance of self-care. Not only did we have the opportunity to bond and learn, we also had the opportunity to give back to the community. As a region, we donated over 500 can goods to a local food pantry in the metro-Atlanta area. A huge ‘Thank You’ to the Greater Augusta Professional Chapter for donating over 300 can goods alone. Without service, there’s truly no SISTUHhood. The retreat was nothing short of amazing. We loved, laughed, and stood in the gaps for one another. In the words of Ava Duvernay, “we should conjure sisterhood wherever we can;” and we did just that!
PRESENTING A POSITIVE IMAGE OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN
In 2021, the Metro-Atlanta Professional Chapter published its 4th edition of its Heath Magazine: A Healthy Life is a SISTUHS' Life. The mission of the Heath Magazine is to provide information on health, fitness, and wellness to readers. Curated by chapter members, the goal is to educate on challenges that affect people of color and to present viable solutions.
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PERSISTING ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL LEADERSHIP
Voter Educational Series
The mission of the Voter Educational Series is to actively educate and assist voters in properly preparing and planning their votes in the 2020 election. The series provided an opportunity for MAP to be active in the community and educate members of our community on the importance of voter registration, exercising their right to vote, and understanding the ballot. Our goal was to encourage members of our community to vote in an important election for Georgia and make them aware of the proposed amendments to the ballot.
Part 1: Plan Your Vote
Brandeis Thompson, Poll Worker & Advocate, joined MAP on Instagram Live to discuss the importance of understanding your ballot by researching the candidates and being familiar with county and state amendments.
Part 2: Are You Election Ready?
John Moye, Director of Legislative & Policy Affairs, of Urban League of Greater Atlanta joined the community in dialogue to discuss the importance of the 2020 election and citizens rights & need to vote.
OTHER WAYS WE SERVE
Local Initiatives and Service Projects
The Metro-Atlanta Professional Chapter always excited to partner with other local and national organizations to improve the social disposition of underrepresented populations through community service, education, and other social services. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in serving together!